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Learn about program to train workers for Lower Duwamish cleanup jobs, Oct. 10

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Employers and contractors are invited to learn about an EPA-sponsored Superfund job training program at an upcoming information session in Seattle on Oct. 10.

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Employers are invited to learn about a program designed to support their efforts to recruit and train a skilled local workforce for future job opportunities on the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund cleanup project.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leading a free Superfund Job Training Initiative (Super JTI) information session on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 3-5 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle’s City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Information session sponsors also include the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG), the City of Seattle, and King County.

The SuperJTI is an environmental remediation job readiness program that provides training and employment opportunities for people living in communities affected by Superfund sites.

"Super JTI provides a critical missing piece of the puzzle – helping underemployed local residents prepare for cleanup jobs,” said DRCC/TAG Coordinator James Rasmussen. “Those who have been most impacted should be able to directly benefit from our investment in cleanup." 

The Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site is one of the largest cleanup sites in the country, and the sponsors will be available to discuss many opportunities to hire local community members for jobs on early action cleanups scheduled for the next couple of years and larger riverwide cleanup projects over the next 10-20 years.

Prospective attendees can RSVP by emailing Patricia Bell at the City of Seattle at patricia.bell-wyrick@seattle.gov.

For additional information, please contact Piper Peterson at EPA at 206-553-4951 or peterson.piper@epa.gov.

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